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  • Danica Patrick doesn't stir NASCAR nation in 2011, but Super Bowl commercials keep coming

    Danica Patrick doesn't stir NASCAR nation in 2011, but Super Bowl commercials keep coming
    Danica Patrick isn't stirring NASCAR nation with preseason hype in 2011, but she hasn't stopped stirring up business for GoDaddy.com during the Super Bowl. The seasoned pitchperson will be featured in at least two Super Bowl commercials touting her...
  • Dale Earnhardt career highlights

    Dale Earnhardt career highlights
    Born: Ralph Dale Earnhardt on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, N.C. Starts racing on local dirt tracks when he is 15. Career pole positions: 22. Victories: 76 Career top-5 finishes: 268. Career top-10 finishes: 404. Winston Cup Championships: 7 (1980,...
  • Jim Rathmann dies at 83; winner of 1960 Indianapolis 500

    Jim Rathmann dies at 83; winner of 1960 Indianapolis 500
    Jim Rathmann, a race-car driver who won the 1960 Indianapolis 500 in a back-and-forth duel with Rodger Ward that is often called the most exciting race in Indy's history, has died. He was 83. Rathmann died Wednesday at a hospice facility in Melbourne,...
  • Biketoberfest roars into Daytona Beach this week

    Biketoberfest roars into Daytona Beach this week
    It's heavenly weather for being on a motorcycle in Florida, which is perfect timing because Biketoberfest is ready to motor into the Daytona Beach area again starting on Thursday. The 18th annual event, which runs through Oct. 17, includes so many...
  • Racing thrills with the Daytona 500 Experience

    Racing thrills with the Daytona 500 Experience
    Henry Ford gets the credit for one of the most famous — and oldest — quotes about competitiveness among automobile drivers: "Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built." Ford, however, wasn't the inventor who would prove his...
  • There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach

    There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach
    Daytona Beach, of course, is all about speed. That's obviously the case Sunday, when the flag drops on the Daytona 500. Don't look around for me. As a longtime visitor to Daytona Beach, the last time I ventured anywhere near the Daytona International...
  • Legoland Florida hot spots

    Legoland Florida hot spots
    The first new theme park in Central Florida in more than a decade is almost ready for guests. Saturday's grand opening of Legoland Florida ushers in a new era filled with colorful building-block figures — from Einstein to Elvis — and rides for...
  • New park on the block: Legoland

    New park on the block: Legoland
    Legoland Florida opens its doors to the public in the crowded theme-park market that is Central Florida on Saturday. Here are a few of the ways, big and small, that the Winter Haven attraction is designed to stand out. Togetherness At the park's...
  • A glimpse at quieter charms of Daytona Beach

    A glimpse at quieter charms of Daytona Beach
    If one were to identify Daytona Beach by sound, the crash of the Atlantic surf wouldn't be the first thing that comes to mind. This place likes to introduce itself with a roar: Stock cars tearing around the Daytona International Speedway, hundreds of...
  • NASCAR needs points system Yankees manager Joe Girardi can understand

    NASCAR needs points system Yankees manager Joe Girardi can understand
    NASCAR star Kevin Harvick favors a new Sprint Cup Series points system that is easy enough for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to understand. Yes, Joe Girardi. He's NASCAR's new target: The casual fan. The ordinary joe.  Or in this case, the...
  • A different kind of 'pool'

    A different kind of 'pool'
    If you've ever wondered how the Orlando Sentinel gets it's photographs during a presidential visit, here's a little background: When the president travels to a community, the White House will often designate a local news photographer to be in the...
  • Scenes of Summer - Daytona style

    Scenes of Summer - Daytona style
    While Florida is a destination for it's world-famous beaches, diehard NASCAR fans have only one locale in mind for a summer visit to the Sunshine State: Daytona International Speedway. Setting up camp in the legendary infield with inflatable swimming...